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First time at La Boca-- What to order?

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koogle Nov 21, 2010 07:03 PM

I am planning my first trip to La Boca. Any suggestions on what to order? There will be three of us ordering. Thanks, koogie

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La Boca Restaurant
857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

  1. mrsfury Nov 24, 2010 06:01 AM

    I love the provoletta and the desserts.

    1. b
      Bocuse NOLA Nov 22, 2010 02:33 PM

      I know that this is almost blasphemous to say, but the tasting menu is too much food. And I love the tasting menu and almost always recommend it for first timers. It's hard to imagine that it used to be even more food than the current pared down version.

      It's difficult to limit the amount of food because most everything at La Boca is delicious. Anyway, for three people, here is what I would order, with the intention of sharing everything:

      Provoleta
      Gnocchi
      Flap steak (if available) or Skirt steak
      Grilled Sweetbreads
      Flash fried brussel sprouts
      French fries
      Any one or all of the desserts

      The hanger steak has been kind of tough on my last few visits, but that might be because my girlfriend insists on ordering medium when we share. You could also substitute mashed potatoes and/or grilled asparagus if you don't want both sides fried. The brussel sprouts are dynamite though.

      Whatever you order, don't make the mistake of filling up on bread.

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      La Boca Restaurant
      857 Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130

      2 Replies
      1. re: Bocuse NOLA
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        sanglier Nov 23, 2010 08:07 AM

        Bocuse, your listing is so dead-on, I'm craving a meal there something awful! Especially the provoleta and sweetbreads, yikes!

        1. re: Bocuse NOLA
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          midcity Nov 23, 2010 08:30 AM

          I found the tasting menu to be too much, too--in fact, I took most of my steak home. You don't want to be too full for the steak.

        2. w
          whatisagrit Nov 22, 2010 06:39 AM

          Two musts for me are the Entrana Fina steak, which is a skin-on ouside skirt steak, known as "Nesto's favorite snack", and the Dulche de Leche ice cream. Duck your head as you walk in!

          1. N.O.Food Nov 22, 2010 06:27 AM

            The smoked fish bruschetta is great to start. Other than that, just get a bunch of steaks and share them. We usually go with the skirt, hanger, and flank. All medium rare. Also, lately they've had a special called a "flap" steak. If they've got it, get it. As far as sides go, get the grilled asparagus, fried brussel sprouts, corn pudding, and fries. If you've got to pick two of those go with the asparagus and brussel sprouts. Desserts are the weakest link, but the caramelized condensed milk crepes are pretty good. Enjoy.

            1. m
              midcity Nov 21, 2010 09:39 PM

              I was there a few weeks ago with a group so large that we had to do a prix fixe menu. Everything was wonderful, but oddly, what really stuck out for me was the gnocchi. They were as light as pillows. Probably not what most people think of when they think of a steakhouse, but I'd try to get some on the side.

              My steak was amazing, too. I want to say it was a bone-in ribeye.

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